For over two decades, National Adoption Month has been promoted and celebrated every November in communities all across the Country. Beginning in 1976, it was recognized as Adoption Week to promote awareness of the need for adoptive families for children in foster care. It wasn’t until 1984 when it was proclaimed the first National Adoption Week and then in 1995 when it was expanded to the entire month of November.
Connection and belonging are important human needs. Over 122,000 children are in the foster system waiting for someone to give them permanency and stability in their lives. Especially our older youth, they are at such a critical point in their life where stability makes all the difference.
If you want to find out more information please fill out this form: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/FormCenter/Social-Services-10/Foster-Adoptive-Parent-Host-Home-Inquiry-118
Important Dates to Remember:
Our foster parent training is scheduled to begin April 2021. Check back for more information. Classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday evening.
An orientation meeting will be scheduled for March 2021. This meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in foster care or adoption with Madison County.
If you have any questions about the foster parent training program, please call Madison County Child and Family Services at 315-366-2548.
Classes run in the Spring and the Fall, please call anytime to inquire.
For more information on how you can help children in the foster system, please visit the Madison County Department of Social Services website: https://www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/250/Adoptions